Administrative Law Fundamentals
This four-part, interactive online course provides junior government lawyers with an overview of key administrative law principles to support sound decision-making. Each module is delivered as a stand-alone one hour CLE and must be completed in this order.
CPD eligibility: 4 points
Part one: Administrative law concepts (1 hour)
- Power: constraints and preconditions.
- Discretion: its scope and limits.
- The concept of a decision.
- Consequences of unlawfulness.
- Merits and judicial review.
Part two: Lawful decision-making (1 hour)
- Legal reasonableness.
- Relevant and irrelevant considerations.
- Evidence and knowledge.
- States of mind.
- Procedural fairness.
- The rule against bias.
- Misfeasance in Public Office.
- Susceptibility to judicial review.
Part three: Legislation (1 hour)
- Basic features of legislation.
- Hierarchy of norms: primary and subordinate legislation; other laws; policy.
- Legislative instruments: drafting tips and traps.
- Mechanics of legislative change: commencement, application, transitional and savings provisions.
- Delegated authority.
Part four: Statutory interpretation (1 hour)
- Key principles of statutory interpretation.
- Understanding the scope of statutory powers, functions and duties.
- Case study: an interactive group exercise of working through a statutory interpretation problem.
$790 excl GST per person.
2024 Course Dates
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This course can also be delivered on site within your Agency or organisation. Please email email@example.com for more details.